Arik Hesseldahl

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Salesforce Taps VMWare Veteran Tod Nielsen as Heroku’s Next CEO

Salesforce.com has chosen Tod Nielsen, the onetime COO of VMWare, to run its Heroku platform-as-a-service offering for software developers, according to report on GigaOM. His title will be CEO of Heroku. Nielsen left VMWare last year for a role at EMC’s big data venture, known as the Pivotal Initiative. Salesforce confirmed the move in a statement to AllThingsD and said a formal announcement was pending. He will replace Byron Sebastian, who left Heroku in September.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald